Shirobako or Bakuman, an anime about animation or an anime about creating manga, choose your poison.
Shirobako is consistently good, and has more cute girls.
Bakuman only had like three cute girls, two who get nerfed hard in the business, and the art quality took a dive in the latter half. The story became worse and worse too.
I dropped Bakuman. Bakuman is pure shit. There is no struggle at all in Bakuman, girlfriend is already a seiyuu, MC is buddy buddy with all the top manga artist and their struggles are laughable.
At the same time, I can't get enough of Shirobako. Even feel sad that it is ending soon.
It is not even a contest.
>two who get nerfed hard in the business
Not to be SJW feminist scum but Bakuman was kinda weird that way. Aoki and what's-her-face that had the hots for Takagi were both hard workers and always gave things their best but their mangas never lasted long and quickly got the axe, I felt bad for them. And there was that bullshit with the fat guy too.
This fucking guy. My least favorite male character of all time. At least faggot harem MCs and coldblooded villains are usually good-looking or at least average. This guy was a shit AND ugly, a fat bastard.
Also he bullied his benefactor. Hiramaru was man enough to sympathize with him and pull him off the streets, give him a job as his assistant, but the faggot couldn't contain his jealousy and kept bashing him. Fucking ingrate.
She was a good waifu wasn't she?
If Bakuman didn't have the extremely awful romance and main character in it I would of loved it. doesn't help that the main dude looks like a DDS character. I can't stand that series
I like both of them. They're both interesting looks into their respective industries. Which is enough to make them worth a watch and make them up for their shortcomings.
I wouldn't mind more shows like these.
There's hardly any meta in shirobako other than those two stupid dolls narrating what's going on in Aoi's head. It's a pretty straightforward anime that just has cute girls to bolster its appeal.